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October 27, 2009 8:25:14 PM

i would like to know if its possible to upgrade my laptops CPU it has a P4 2.3 ghz CPU and when steaming videos or playing simple games it maxs out and put out enough heat to boil water making my fan kick in every 2 sec.

ive lloked and all i can find is stuff on the i7

specs are:
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name BLADE
System Manufacturer BUYMPC
System Model EU3G00
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9 GenuineIntel ~2392 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix 4.06, 8/29/2003
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"

Processor x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9 GenuineIntel ~2392 Mhz
i think this is my CPU? :sweat: 


thanks people :D 

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October 27, 2009 8:43:58 PM

There might be, but faster comptaible P4's will make more heat and more fan noise.
Things like Core2 and Core i5/i7 wont work, different generations of processors.

That's why I don't use laptops as my main computer, they usually need to be replaced not upgraded.

Edit: 2392Mhz would actually usually be called '2.4Ghz'
Edit2: if fan noise is the only real issue for you, the heatsink could be full of dust, meaning to stay cool the fan has to spin more than it used to.
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October 27, 2009 8:52:18 PM

oh.... well as i was givin this laptop by a good teacher and i dont have any money the best thing i can do is upgrade on the cheap. is there a way to put in a more efficent fan or a radiator that will let off more heat by ambient heat dispersal? like addin a copper pipe that leads into water to make the heat move on?
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October 27, 2009 9:00:10 PM

Nope.
Heatsink will be custom for that laptop build. Making your own is a really bad idea.
If you do anything, clean the heatsink that's already in there.

It's still a very capable laptop.
Very nice of your teacher to pass it on.
I have an old P3-667 laptop, plays movies and browses the web, runs Win XP, still going strong :) 
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October 27, 2009 9:02:31 PM

ive olmost dipped the thing in acid to clean it and the thing loves to collect dust on the fan blades

why could i not add onto the on that is there?
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October 27, 2009 9:06:54 PM

Well you can, but the effort required vs its effect might not be appealing. You could make a big mess, and only drop 1C.

P4 laptops are usually quite loud under load, I just expect it. My ex's Athlon64 laptop screams its fan up full speed whenever you do anything as well.
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October 27, 2009 9:10:32 PM

what bout adding a small copper u onto the heatsink and running it through a water sys?

or just to much work?
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October 27, 2009 10:23:57 PM

It's a lot of work for the sake of a bit of fan noise (which is normal on laptops, especially that era).

If this was a spare laptop you didn't need I'd encourage it for experimental/hobby fun factor, but really in your case I'd leave it as is.
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October 27, 2009 11:12:18 PM

ok ty ill stick with what i got
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May 13, 2011 10:40:44 PM

well i added the water cooling to the laptop and it worked wonder for about 3 months till the copper pipe going through the heat sink poped a seal and then fried the motherboard
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May 14, 2011 1:27:29 AM

Blade9030 said:
well i added the water cooling to the laptop and it worked wonder for about 3 months till the copper pipe going through the heat sink poped a seal and then fried the motherboard


Well, you got more than an extra year out of that laptop. Guess thats the bright side ;) 

Although looks like you need to find a new computer. :( 
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May 14, 2011 3:26:45 AM

im on it right now a desktop this time duo core much better than my laptop which now works grate as a door stop btw
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May 14, 2011 12:29:10 PM

Blade9030 said:
im on it right now *** desktop this time duo core much better than my laptop which now works grate as *** door stop btw


guess you can find dual uses for everything. [:badge:3]

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May 14, 2011 1:35:42 PM


Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

System Name Eyota

System Manufacturer ECS

Mother-board P4M900T-M

CPU x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13 GenuineIntel ~2199 Mhz


Total Physical Memory 1,024.00 MB




this build is like 8 times what my laptop used to be
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